The above campaign ad, is merely an EXAMPLE. It is not an endorsement.
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: You know, it's occurred to me that there is nothing stopping me from running for office in my congressional district as a DEMOCRAT! Not that I will run for office at all, as I've got far too many responsibilities as a husband, father, breadwinner and leader in my local parish, not to mention blogging. Nevertheless, if I did have the time and resources, I most certainly could run for political office, and there is nothing stopping me from running in either party. In fact, if I were going to run, I would most likely run as a Democrat. Why? Well because my area is staunchly conservative. Southwest Missouri is one of the most conservative areas on the map, and frequently goes Republican in election cycles. Unfortunately, some of the Republicans we elect here are less than ideal, very party-line, and just as Neoconservative as you can get (which is not necessarily a good thing). The people of Southwest Missouri would best be served by having a choice between TWO pro-life, pro-family, pro-religion candidates. Now that's a novel idea! Think about it for a moment. Suppose you could go into the polling station, and choose between two candidates (Democrat and Republican) who both agree with your moral virtues. Both oppose abortion in all circumstances. Both oppose gay-marriage and civil-unions. Both support school vouchers. Both believe religion should be given a more prominent role in society and should be respected by our civil institutions. Can you imagine!?! It would leave you with nothing left to choose between other than economics and policy matters. I wonder if people would even know what to do in such a situation.
Well, The Catholic Knight is not going to run for political office. I should, but I won't because I am needed elsewhere. But if I were going to run, I would likely run as a Democrat. So if any of my regular readers out there are thinking of running for office, and are staunchly pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religion, than I would like to encourage you to consider running as a Democrat. Let's give the voters a REAL CHOICE on election day in November of 2012.